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M.L. King sets goals for football season

Staff / Katherine Frye From left, Martin Luther King, Jr. High School seniors Jairus Long, Kwan Stallworth and Robert Pritchett during DeKalb County Football Media Day. Even though Nicolas Kashama is the fourth football coach at M.L. King in four seasons, the expectations are still lofty for the Lions. “My primary message for the kids


Dekalb County School District Athletic Department presents 4 of the BIGGEST HIGH SCHOOL MATCH-UPS EVER! 2014 High School Showdown  BATTLE of the BORDERS Labor Day Weekend – Saturday, August 30th  at HALLFORD STADIUM 3789 Memorial College Ave, Clarkston, GA   >>$10 Advance Tickets / $12 Tickets at the Gate<< Purchase tickets at the following outlets: Participating schools, Dekalb County Chick-fil-A,

Peer Essence

MLK Peer Essence a group of young ladies who strive for higher education, self-respect, self-esteem and class! Peer Essence was established in February, 2011 by Harry Sapp (“Coach Sapp”), an instructor at Martin Luther King, Jr. High School in Lithonia, Georgia. Coach Sapp was concerned about the things he was seeing in the day-to-day lives of high

Welcome To The Home For Lion Sports

Fall sports are around the corner and this year the Lions will feature an online presence that will cover our schools athletic programs like never before. Stay tuned for more details and exciting news!


Wrestling is an intense sport that requires physical strength, endurance, and a strong sense of willpower. Practicing wrestling from a young age can teach aggressiveness as well as improve strength and endurance. Although wrestling isn’t exactly a team sport in the more traditional sense like football and basketball, the individual nature of competing on a